Chelmsford City have confirmed the signing of defender Matt Young from league rivals Welling United.

The 22-year-old only joined Welling a week ago but has decided to make the switch to Melbourne Park.

With defenders Adam Bailey-Dennis and Chris Bush suspended for two matches and one match respectively, the signing of Young is a welcome boost to Rod Stringer’s defensive options.

Young began his career with Southampton, earning a professional contract with the Saints in 2012.

He wasn’t able to break into the first-team though at St Mary’s and subsequently signed for Sheffield Wednesday before having a loan spell at Carlisle United.

The Romford-born defender is assured all across the back line. Mostly used as a right-back, Young is proficient in playing left-back and as a centre-half so will prove a very useful addition for the City boss ahead of next weekend’s league game against Wealdstone.

Along with Southampton, Sheffield Wednesday and Carlisle, Young has had spells at Kidderminster Harriers, Dover Athletic and Billericay Town.

He only joined the Wings last week and was an unused substitute in the 2-1 defeat to Poole Town last weekend.

The Clarets can also confirm that midfielder Corby Moore has left the club.

Moore signed in the summer having played under Stringer for his former side Bishop’s Stortford last season.

The midfielder made five appearances for the Clarets, two from the start and three as a sub.


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